Study links belly fat to weaker bones, higher fracture risk in men

11/29/2012 | WebMD

U.S. researchers studied 35 obese men and found that those with deep belly fat, regardless of their body mass index and age, had weaker bones than those with more fat in the thigh and buttocks area. Overall, researchers estimated that obese men with so-called beer bellies had a 25% higher risk of bone fracture than those with more superficial fat. The study was presented at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

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